1 Preparing and Delivering An Effective Oral Presentation A Quick Guide
2 What This Presentation Is About 4 What makes a good oral presentation 4 Tips on preparing a presentation 4 Delivery of a presentation
Questions You Need To Ask 4 To whom are you presenting? 4 How much do they know about the topic? 4 How educated and/or sophisticated are they? 4 How large is the audience?
More Questions To Ask 4 How long is the presentation? 4 What is the purpose of the presentation? –Inform? –Persuade? –Entertain? 4 What do you want to convey?
5 Know Your Subject Ô Have something of substance to say. Ô Learn more than you will say. Ô The more you know, the more enthusiastic you will be.
6 The brain starts working the moment youre born and never stops until you get up to speak in public. - Anonymous
7 Fear Is Good Ô Fear of failing Ô Fear of audience
8 Audience Fears Allayed 4 The audience doesnt know what you intended to say or to do. 4 You know more about the topic than anyone in the audience.
9 Fear Is Good Ô Fear of failing Ô Fear of audience Ô You should be nervous. ÔAdrenaline will pump you up. ÔYou will perform better. ÔThe audience wont notice.
10 Elements of a Good Presentation 4 Clear purpose or objective 4 Sufficient, but not too much, information 4 Organized 4 Meets needs of audience 4 For the ear to hear as well as the eye to see 4 Stories and examples
11 Outlining Your Presentation 4 Methods of organization –chronological or sequential –three points –problem-cause-solution –n ways to … –Stories
13 Opening 4 Crucial 4 Sets the tone 4 Need to grab audience
14 Types of Openings 4 Preview 4 Ask a question 4 Ask a rhetorical question 4 Pose a hypothetical situation 4 Describe something new or dramatic 4 Make a startling statement
15 Delivery of a Good Presentation 4 Be enthusiastic 4 Use body language 4 Talk to the audience 4 Dress appropriately
16 Closing the Presentation 4 Too important to wing it –A speech is like a love affair; any fool can start one but to end it requires considerable skill. - Lord Mancraft (1914-1987) 4 Last chance to tell what to know and do 4 Direct, brief, and strong
17 Closing Styles 4 Summarize 4 Call to action 4 Anecdote or story 4 Rhetorical question
18 Summary Elements of a good presentation –Be clear about its purpose. –Prepare. –Have an attention-getting opening. –Make the content organized and interesting. –Be enthusiastic. –Talk to the audience. –Have a memorable closing.
19 Are you prepared to do an effective oral presentation?